The Florida Municipal Electric Association has presented Kissimmee Utility Authority with its “Restoring Communities Award” for the utility’s outstanding efforts to quickly and safely restore power to communities in 2019. This is the fourth consecutive year KUA has been recognized with the award.

The award is presented to FMEA member utilities for their work to restore power within their communities and/or sending aid to their fellow public power utilities following a significant weather event. Utilities were honored based on restoration times, customer communications efforts and level of mutual aid provided.

KUA crews traveled to Lakeland in October 2019 to help restore power to those impacted by an EF-2 tornado that devastated parts of the city. In years past, crews have traveled to farther parts of the state — and country — to assist with restorations after major hurricanes, like in the Florida Keys after Irma in 2017, Tallahassee for Michael in 2018, and to the Northeast to restore power and brave winter-like conditions that followed Sandy in 2012.

Thanks to Kissimmee Utility Authority’s crews and administration for helping pick back up communities — its own and others — when they get knocked down and making a positive difference!